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FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton’s speech

In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that …


Can Hillary Clinton unify her cracked party?

The Democratic Party faces a challenge, in the divide between supporters of Hillary Clinton and supporters of Bernie Sanders. If the fissure is not healed, a bigot could seize the …


Clinton’s pledge: Steady hand at ‘moment of reckoning’

Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively challenged Republican Donald …


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar needles Trump: ‘I’m Michael Jordan’

Pro basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar needled Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with humor Thursday and then skewered him with seriousness.


Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues

Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series …


Clues in DNC hacking point to Russia, despite Trump claims

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said again Thursday whoever hacked the Democratic National Committee and stole years of internal emails remains a mystery, but private security experts – although not …


Roe v. Wade will be overturned if Trump wins, Pence says

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence on Thursday predicted that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, would be overturned if Donald Trump is elected president.


In this election, lots of things get said; no one’s opinion gets changed

Americans seem doggedly focused lately on things that matter. Black lives matter. Blue lives matter. All lives matter.


Dana Milbank: Is Vladimir Putin trying to help his admirer Donald Trump win the White House?

Donald Trump never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like. But on one topic, Trump is conspicuously incurious: the suggestion that he is complicit in a plan by Vladimir Putin …


Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me

Their political fates now entwined, President Barack Obama will implore voters Wednesday to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, appealing to the women, minorities and young people who powered …


Trudy Rubin: The dangerous Trump doctrine

Donald Trump’s scary, contradiction-riddled ideas about foreign policy show he has no grasp of what he talking about and no desire to learn.


Robert Samuelson: Trump leverages false expectations

Americans are now said to be “angry” and to demand “change.” This is misleading. In the past two decades, Americans have had more change than they wanted.


Clinton in search of larger message

The convention the Republicans just wrapped up in Cleveland, with its back-stabbing rivals, missing dignitaries and borrowed phrases from another speech, may not be a tough act to follow, but …


Huckleberries: Lake City’s Music Man needs our help

Coeur d’Alene’s Music Man, Chris Guggemos, is battling cancer. And now the community has a chance to pay him back. Country western singer Kelly Hughes and his band will be …


Kathleen Parker: Trump’s rhetoric evokes tyrants

It is not for nothing that many have compared Trump’s brand of rhetoric to some of humankind’s worst, including, unavoidably, Adolf Hitler.


Divided America: To some, Trump is a desperate survival bid

Across swaths of America people in down-and-out towns and stunted careers are pinning their hopes on Donald Trump.


Jay Ambrose: Not the usual Trump speech

Trump’s speech did show a capacity to reach beyond what we have mostly gotten from him to date.


Charles Krauthammer: Unity elusive at unconventional convention

Cruz left the stage to a cascade of boos, having delivered the longest suicide note in American political history.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP full of fear and loathing, but no facts or logic

Everywhere you turned there was something that made you embarrassed for them, something so disconnected from fact, logic or decency as to suggest those things no longer have much meaning …


Convention missteps renew concerns about Trump and governing

Donald Trump followed the script in his big speech to the Republican National Convention. Less than 12 hours later, he was free-form again, Trump being Trump, resurrecting a conspiracy theory …


Analysis: Why the GOP convention was a missed opportunity

Republicans emerge from their 2016 convention into a long general election campaign against Hillary Clinton and the Democrats with as many challenges and problems as they had going in.


Trump accepts Republican nomination

In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that “safety will be restored” if he is elected president, using his Republican convention address to denounce Democrat …


On a night of triumph, Donald Trump angers NATO allies and GOP foreign policy establishment

Hours before he accepted the Republican presidential nomination Thursday, Donald Trump faced fierce international criticism for suggesting his administration might not defend NATO allies in Eastern Europe and might not …


AP explains: Why do Republicans say sky is falling? Is it?

The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place. It is wrenched by economic uncertainty, political dysfunction, runaway immigration, violent streets and existential threats from abroad. …


Trump triumphs as GOP nominee, completing stunning climb

United for a night, Republicans nominated Donald Trump Tuesday as their presidential standard-bearer, capping the billionaire businessman’s stunning takeover of the GOP and propelling him into a November faceoff with …


Donald Trump Jr. puts dad over top with N.Y. votes

Donald Trump’s son Donald Jr. cast the final votes his father needed to become the Republican presidential nominee.


Trump campaign dismisses accusations that Melania Trump’s speech was plagiarized from Michelle Obama

CLEVELAND – The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at …


Robert Samuelson: Don’t expect truth-telling in Cleveland

The pledge to make America great again” is not an economic project. It’s an exercise in mass psychology.


UPDATED: Sun., July 17, 2016, 8:38 p.m.

Louisiana police shootings add new Cleveland GOP convention concerns

An Ohio man says he decided to visit Cleveland’s Public Square armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun the day before the start of the Republican National Convention to …


Amid violence here and abroad, Trump and Clinton compete to be seen as the better leader

CLEVELAND – Two successive weeks of political conventions meant to frame the November choice for president kick off this week nearly obscured by violence and terror here and abroad. That …